Bertha Street Sidewalk Now Open to Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic

The newly constructed 10-foot wide sidewalk along Bertha Street in Key West is now open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

KEY WEST, FL – The newly constructed 10-foot wide asphalt sidewalk from Atlantic Avenue to South Roosevelt Boulevard along Bertha Street in Key West is now open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This shared-use path is a primary route for beach access. The project is a partnership between Monroe County and the City of Key West as part of the roadway and drainage improvement construction project along 1st Street and Bertha Street that will be done in phases and is tentatively scheduled for completion in late fall 2022.

As a reminder for vehicular traffic, 1st Street is open to southbound traffic ONLY from Vivian Lane to Fogarty Avenue. Northbound traffic on 1st Street is detoured at Fogarty Avenue to Fifth Street and back to North Roosevelt Blvd. Traffic on Flagler Avenue can use Fifth Street to access North Roosevelt Blvd.

Additional updates, closures, and detours in this area can be found at

More info: The major improvement project consists of reconstruction and resurfacing the two roads, installation of a new stormwater collection system on Bertha Street, and rehabilitation of the existing stormwater collection system on 1st Street. The project includes reconstruction of existing sidewalks, construction of additional sidewalk and ADA compliant curb ramps, and installation of landscape cut-outs.

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